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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Haroon Rasheed

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Haroon Rasheed

Born on the 25th of March, 1953 at Karachi, Sindh, Haroon Rasheed Dar was a former professional cricketer from Pakistan. His career started from the year 1977 and ended in 1983 in which he played 12 One Day International matches and 23 test matches. Haroon Rasheed was also made the manager of the Pakistan cricket team and holds the credit of discovering excellent cricket players such as Shahid Khan Afridi and Waqar Younis. His batting average is about 34.77 in test matches and 20.75 in ODI’s. His major teams include Pakistan, Sindh, United Bank Limited, Pakistan international Airlines. Haroon Rasheed has become very prominent in the Pakistani cricket management and even tv shows after retiring.

He played for the Pakistani team in the World Cup of 1979. His batting performance analysis reveals 12 ODI’s in which he played in 10 innings and made 16 runs. His strike rate averaged to be 52.53. In all his One day International matches he managed to make only one half century and made a total of 45 fours. On the other hand, his test career comprises of 23 matches in which he played 36 innings making a total of 1,217 runs. His average strike rate is 72.53. Moreover, he made about 3 centuries and 5 half centuries along with making around 103 fours in test matches. His career best performance can be dated back to 14th January, 1983 against India in Hyderabad, Pakistan in which his team won by one innings and 119 runs. He was also the part of the Pakistani team which was played against Australia in 1982 and which was won by the Pakistanis by a remarkable 9 wickets.

Some of the players including Haroon Rasheed have played for Pakistan for a short period of time. They had ample skills to provide support to the Pakistan cricket team but due to several different reasons, their careers didn’t continue for a long time. However they are still remembered for even their limited contribution to team Pakistan.

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